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propenguin wrote:Woot your april fools joke could have atleast been funny.
Really.. So uncharacteristic of woot... I like the uy who commented that a joke unfinished is like a golf swing with no follow through.
Bunnies Ogling Carrots aside, this was poorly executed..
Just really damn lucky: Random Crap: 2/15/08, 2/19/09, 12/25/09, 4/1/10, 12/1/10, 12/25/10, 4/1/11, 5/11/11, 9/14/11, 10/12/11, 12/25/11
quality posts: 6
pooflady wrote:I feel like Charlie Brown and Lucy has the football.
Blessings Of Commerce> Seven!
Woots> 36 and counting!
Sellout Woots> Eight.
Shirt Woots> Two (BoCarrots, The Raven).
Kids Woots> Eight.
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I don't think I can say anything that hasn't been said already... but add me to the list of long standing Woot customers that are left feeling rather disappointed and slightly disenchanted.
Like many others, I didn't come for the Bag (especially since it was noon before I even checked the site) but I was anxious to see what the big joke/gag/trick/riddle was as I do every year.
I thank the other members for re-posting the Facebook message here as I don't use that site at all and it was nice to finally have confirmation that all the posts/blog entries/emails/etc I read through were for naught.
Professional Student... No More!
quality posts: 17
It is crap like this that makes me not care about Woot anymore. April Fools was always fun, but this year was very much aromatic (at least I still had ThinkGeek which delivered as always). I thought the writer's strike was interesting, but then there was no conclusion, so it quickly turned into "why did they even bother?"
As far as the Bunnies Ogling Carrots it would have been nice to at least get a heads up that there would be no Bunnies Ogling Carrots for April Fools this year because die hard fans equate April Fools with their only chance all year to get a Bunnies Ogling Carrots Announced it the day ahead of time. People would probably still have checked in, but not be so angry about the bait and switch.
Lately Woot-Offs have been boring and uninteresting. A lot of high priced items which take hours to sell out and not enough low-priced items to keep things moving. What happened to the cheap and silly gadgets/items just for the fun of it? I used to stay faithful to Woot-Offs and stay up to all hours of the night. Now I check in once or twice to see uninteresting items and go about my life. My last 3 Bunnies Ogling Carrots were so crummy it isn't even worth getting excited about it anymore. It is just "meh".
The only reason I come to this site anymore is to check out Shirt.Woot, which is still awesome. If something interesting pops up on Woot then I might buy it, but for the most part I just don't care anymore. I know most of the die hard fans are feeling the same way.
Woot-Offs would be 100x better if you dropped all the high priced junk (besides maybe two computers and a couple of tvs) and start carrying more $5 - $35 fun/useful items to keep the flow going.
Signatures are harshing my mellow.
quality posts: 5
Can we strike against woot?
Birthday Crap - 7/12/09, Random Crap - 1/28/10, Adventure Crap - 4/1/10, Birthday Crap - 7/12/10, Brick of Carbonite - 12/6/11, Santa's Sack of Crap - 12/25/11
quality posts: 3
hcl777 wrote:The 2007 $1 million bag
The 2008 Woot-off with the same item
The 2009 $1 million shipping bag
The 2010 Woot Your Own Adventure
The 2011 Crapshoot Game
There was also one year (I assume 2006 since I didn't find Woot till late 2005) that the "I Want One" button simply followed your mouse cursor around the page LOL. I don't recall that there was any secret to get a Bag at that point though.
Professional Student... No More!
quality posts: 105
jmbunkin wrote:It's ok I guess for us to vent but don't think our comments will have any impact on future Wootoffs or their offerings on a daily items or what we consider "the Woot traditions"
Actually, the Bags of Crayolas were changed up significantly in this last woot-off due to user feedback. Just so you know that feedback does get listened to.
Woot, I haven't been with you as long as others. But I appreciate you. Sometimes change needs to happen, and people may not always get it. I'm choosing to trust you.
I'm just hanging out, really.
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inkycatz wrote:Hey thanks!
just one comment. There are a lot of folks who don't choose to use facebook, so a request; if an announcement like the one reported is going to be made, please do it here, or spread it around to all the significant sites (I for one monitor Woot's Twitter feeds; Google+ and other sites might be worth nudging). The whole world doesn't read facebook (but all your customers can easily get informed here).
Thanks! And FWIW I'm not upset though I was sorry not to see closure on the strike storyline.
Look upon my Avatar, ye whiny, and despair!